Your ultimate guide to a progressive dinner on 2nd Ave

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2nd Avenue North in Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Looking for a way to spice up your Friday night dinners? A progressive dinner on 2nd Ave could be the answer. Progressive dinners allow everyone to try something new and supports many different Birmingham businesses in one night. Continue reading to find out where we would take you on a progressive dinner on 2nd Ave.



The wings at EastWest are a Birmingham favorite. (EastWest / Instagram)

EastWest was one of the first restaurants I tried when I moved to Birmingham and it continues to be at the top of my list. The mix of Eastern and Western cultural foods provides for a unique and delicious experience

What do we recommend? The West Wings (bonus tip: they are half off on Wednesdays!)


The House of Found Objects

The House of Found Objects
An inside look at The House of Found Objects. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

There is no better place to get drinks before your main course than the new House of Found Objects bar. Opened earlier this month, this bar has a huge collection of memorabilia and “found objects” for everyone of every age to enjoy.

What do we recommend? The Geno Pearson—agreeable, robust, tall.

Main Course

Bamboo on 2nd

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Delicious sushi and Asian cuisine. Featured is the Magic City Roll. (Bamboo on 2nd / Facebook)

We wanted to add a main course that won’t leave you too full, so Bamboo on 2nd was the clear winner. Full from drinks and apps? You can get a simple sushi roll or salad. Still hungry—order multiple sushi rolls until you can’t take anymore.

What do we recommend? The Magic City Roll—great flavors named after a great city.


The Spun Cow

The Spun Cow ice cream float
Incoming sugar rush. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

The next step: indulge in sweets. The Spun Cow offers milkshakes, floats, ice cream and 50 rotating cotton candy flavors. This is the perfect place to get some sugar into your system before you finish the progressive dinner on 2nd Ave.

What do we recommend? Cookies & cream milkshake + fresh cotton candy


Neon Moon

Neon Moon
Dance away under the Neon Moon. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

End the night at Neon Moon—it’s conveniently by EastWest, so right by where you parked—with some dancing and good times. From Friday, November 25 to Friday, December 30, Neon Moon transforms into Sippin’ Santa, which offers a holiday drink menu and tons of tinsel to dance with.

What do we recommend? Karaoke nights on Tuesday and Thursday and a Holiday on Ice to drink.

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